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Stratton 3/2/18

sankaty

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It's been a little while since I've skied in a wire-to-wire snowstorm. Such fun! The wind and new snow were filling in tracks all day. The snow was dense, but not wet; perfect for covering the firm base. I few windblown areas, but also deep wind-sculpted drifts to play in. The afternoon snow report indicated 14" new, which seems plausible. Probably heading back tomorrow.

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I did briefly ski in the woods. Not unskiable, but treacherously thin. Didn't seem worth the risk with the trails in such good shape.
 

Glenn

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Nice! Must have been awesome in the storm! We were there today. I hit a bit of powder just up from the tubing hill. I felt my skis hit the ground a few times. Opted to stay out of the woods. Felt good to have some winter back after the warmup last week.
 

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Spent more time in the woods yesterday after the trails started to deteriorate a bit. West Pilot was fun. It's big enough and low-angle enough that the obstacles were easily avoidable for the most part. Kidderbrook Ravine was rougher. Still skiable, but there was a root or rock in most of the obvious places to turn. If the fresh snow in the extended forecast materializes, I think the woods will be in decent shape over the next week or so.
 

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Agreed. If this one hits mid-week, it will really help things.

We were there yesterday. Less crowded and less skied off in spots. Some glare on the steeps in sections. But most of the mountain was a nice packed powder.
 
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